Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked an Asian worker in Midtown while yelling about "white power."
Steven Zatorski, 48, is accused of approaching the victim, identified in a report as a delivery worker, on Monday morning at around 10:45, on Third Avenue between East 52nd and East 53rd streets. As he laid into the man, Zatorski yelled, "You are a fucking immigrant. Go back to your country," according to police and prosecutors.
"What the fuck are you doing here?" Zatorski allegedly continued, kicking the man in the legs and pummeling his head. "Here is my country. We are white power."
The attack left the man bloodied and bruised, according to a criminal complaint.
Witnesses flagged down a nearby transit officer, who collared Zatorski, a Manhattan resident.
Emergency medical personnel treated the victim at the scene.
Prosecutors are charging Zatorski with misdemeanor assault and assault as a hate crime, a felony. A judge set Zatorski's bail at $5,000. His court-appointed lawyer, Frank Lomuscio, declined to comment.